The Kabuki Tee is a modern, oversized t-shirt, designed to look relaxed and feel easy to wear in a woven fabric without restricting movement.
The body is much wider than a regular t-shirt and the sleeves are longer than normal, sitting just above the elbow, with the angular kimono armholes being its hallmark feature. The neckline has a hidden binding to complement its minimalist design and the hem turn ups are extra deep to emphasise its boxy silhouette.
You will learn to make your own bias binding and apply it to the neckline. The armholes are square and sewing right angles may be a new technique for some beginner sewists - however there is a video on the Paper Theory blog to guide those who are unfamiliar with this technique.
The pattern was designed with a woven fabric like Linen or Cotton in mind, and it would work equally well in something light and drapey like a Crepe de Chine or Silk.
The pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner.
The files are separated into two size ranges 6-20 and 16-28. Both size ranges are included with your purchase.
Sizes 16/18/20 overlap between both size ranges so you can still grade up or down easily if you are on the edge of a size range.
Refer to sizing information for more details.
For reference the main model pictured here is 5'5" with a 32A bust (the model with long straight hair) She is wearing a size 8. The second model is 5'9 with a 43" bust (short Afro hair) She is wearing a size 20.
Please click on the links below to open the Kabuki Tee charts.
All files are in PDF format. The Print at home versions have pdf layering enabled.
Size range 6 - 20
Print at home Pattern for A4 or US Letter paper (19 pages)
A0 Copy shop Pattern (1 A0 Page)
US Copy shop Pattern (1 36" x 48" Page)
An instructional booklet which has construction steps to guide you in making your Kabuki Tee and includes measurement charts and fabric consumption information (9 pages).
Size range 16 - 28
Print at home Pattern for A4 or US Letter paper (23 pages)
A0 Copy shop Pattern (1 A0 Page)
US Copy shop Pattern (1 36" x 48" Pages)
An instructional guide book which has construction steps to guide you in making your Jumpsuit. It includes measurement charts and fabric consumption information (9 pages).
All of the above files are included in your purchase so you can choose which option is most suitable for you. Be careful to only print the size range that is applicable to you. Each size range has its own instruction booklet with measurement and fabric consumption charts that are relevant only to that size range.
Digital patterns are PDF computer files (portable document files) delivered directly to your email account. They are formatted ready for you to print at home on either A4 or US letter paper. There is also a large format copyshop file included that you can take to your local printer or Copy shop if you want to avoid the at home assembly process.
Once you complete your payment for a digital pattern, you will automatically receive an email containing a link to download your pattern files as well as the instructional guide book which has construction steps and all other useful information you may need to make your own Paper Theory design.
You will need a PDF viewer to print this pattern. There are many different PDF viewers you can use, but we have always preferred Adobe Reader. If you do not have a PDF viewer already, you can download Adobe Reader for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/